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Children Now, 2022
The "2022 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda" for California is the comprehensive state-level roadmap to ensure that all children have the necessary services and supports to reach their full potential. California has an obligation to end systemic injustices that create barriers to kids of color, as well as kids living in poverty, undocumented kids,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Educational Quality
Children Now, 2021
"The 2021 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda for California" is the comprehensive state-level roadmap to ensure that all children have the necessary supports to reach their full potential. California has an obligation to end systemic injustices that create barriers to kids of color, as well as kids living in poverty and undocumented kids, from…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Development, Child Health, Minority Group Children
Shapiro, Eve; Sidhu, Lara; Desvarieux, Heather – Children Now, 2021
In 2019, the California Future Health Workforce Commission released "Meeting the Demand for Health," a report that highlights recommendations for addressing California's workforce gaps: the state does not have enough of the right types of health workers in the right places to meet the needs of its growing, aging, and increasingly diverse…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Allied Health Occupations, Student Diversity, Labor Needs
Gonzalez, Xilonin Cruz; Buenrostro, Manuel; Fung, Sara; Manwaring, Robert; Tran, Samantha; Wondra, Danielle; Cole, Kawena; Davila, Alejandra; Garcia, Crystal; Hernandez, Joy; Hults, Rachel Velcoff; Maxwell, Jessica; Olmos, Margaret; Uppal, Atasi; Apte, Erin; Jongco, Angelica; Gerges, Cindy – Children Now, 2021
In September 2020, local education agencies ("LEAs") in California adopted Learning Continuity and Attendance Plans ("Learning Continuity Plans"). These plans included key information on how LEAs were preparing to provide instruction, programs and services to their students during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Among other…
Descriptors: School Districts, COVID-19, Pandemics, Delivery Systems
Thornton, Stephanie – Children Now, 2020
Too few children in California have access to mental health care services. For school-aged children, locating services at school is effective and efficient: school-based health systems meet students where they are, eliminate transportation barriers, and improve both health and education outcomes. Yet few schools in the state are fully equipped to…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, School Health Services, Mental Health, Health Needs
Children Now, 2020
California has long been on the cutting edge of social and political change. This trendsetting continues today on issues from addressing climate change to supporting immigrant communities to ensuring equal rights for all. But, when reviewing the grades of this year's California Children's Report Card, it is difficult not to ask the question: why…
Descriptors: Well Being, Health Insurance, Child Health, Accountability
Children Now, 2020
The 2020 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda for California is the comprehensive roadmap at the state level to ensure that all children have the necessary supports to reach their full potential. California has an obligation to tear down the structural barriers to all kids, especially kids of color, from growing up healthy, safe, and ready for college, career,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Equal Education, Child Health
Francis, Lishaun; Rothermel, Angela; Hardy, Kelly – Children Now, 2020
Positive behavioral health outcomes are affected by a variety of factors including social, biological, economic and physical environments. These social determinants of mental health (SDOMH) affect not only individual children but the communities and neighborhoods in which children are expected to live, play and thrive. The State must ensure…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Child Health, Social Influences, Well Being
Blake, Stephen; Fung, Sara; Haspel, Jessica; Kniffen, Susanna; Manwaring, Robert; Tran, Samantha; Wondra, Danielle – Children Now, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting school closures have further exacerbated the unique challenges that youth in foster care faced long before the pandemic and now put them at even greater risk of falling behind in school. Students in foster care are disproportionately impacted by school closures, since they often lack access to the technology and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foster Care, At Risk Students
Blake, Stephen; Brown, Debra; Manwaring, Robert; Mercado, Efrain; Perry, Mary; Stewart, Vince; Tran, Samantha – Children Now, 2019
California has experienced a decline in adequate funding for the public education system that has created a jarring reality for its 6.2 million students. While recent investments have helped schools fully recover from the devastating cuts made during the great recession, that additional spending has not come close to what is needed to achieve the…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Public Education, Educational Finance, Teacher Student Ratio
Children Now, 2019
Children Now, in partnership with First 5 Santa Clara, has created a series of briefs spotlighting diverse investments that help boost positive outcomes for students, increase public school enrollment, reduce costly special education, and improve English Learner reclassification rates. Within this series, district leaders provide insight into how…
Descriptors: Public Education, Early Childhood Education, At Risk Students, Low Income Students
Children Now, 2019
California's schools are facing increasing complexity when it comes to educating their student populations: the next generation of children is more diverse, more likely to live in low-income families, and are majority dual language learners. Research shows that providing supportive, enriching environments for children to connect with caring adults…
Descriptors: Leadership Responsibility, Cooperative Planning, Partnerships in Education, Agency Cooperation
Children Now, 2019
The 2019-20 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda for California is the comprehensive roadmap at the state level to ensure that all children have the necessary supports to reach their full potential. California has an obligation to end systemic injustices that create barriers to kids of color, as well as kids living in poverty and undocumented kids, from growing…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Poverty, Early Childhood Education
Children Now, 2018
Research shows relationships fuel early brain development and provide the foundation for lifelong health and success. Yet we also know that parenting a very young child places enormous physical and emotional demands on adults. Some families may not have what they need, or know where to turn for support if they want it, even when it is within reach…
Descriptors: Brain, Child Development, Young Children, Parenting Styles
Children Now, 2018
Lack of progress for improving the lives of kids is unacceptable. All children need stability and a path to opportunity. This is true for nearly half of California's children who live in low-income families, where caregivers struggle to afford the quality support and services they need for their kids. This is also true for the approximately…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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